Margaret Louise Barrell
BARRELL, Margaret (Marnie) Louise. b. Ashburton, New Zealand, 30 December 1952. Educated at Timaru and Christchurch Girls’ High Schools, the University of Canterbury, where she completed a BA in Psychology, and the University of Auckland, where she completed a Bachelor of Theology degree. She is a music teacher and a Lay Preacher and Music Director at a Christchurch Anglican Church.
Encouraged in 1986 by Shirley Erena Murray* to attempt hymn writing, Marnie Barrell has since written a number of hymns which have been published in Alleluia Aotearoa (1993), Carol our Christmas (1996), Faith Forever Singing (2000), the Church Hymnary (2005) and posted on the Oremus Hymnal website. Her...
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